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1 Beyond expression blest is he
Whose num'rous sins are cover'd o'er;
The humble soul, to whom the Lord
Imputes his guilty deeds no more.
2 He mourns his sinful follies past,
And keeps his heart with constant care;
His lips and life, without deceit,
Shall prove his penitence sincere.
3 The man, who hides his conscious guilt,
Shall pine beneath a secret wound;
But he, who owns and leaves his faults,
With peace and pardon shall be crown'd.
4 The Lord hath built a throne of grace,
Free to dispense his mercies there,
That sinners may approach his face,
And hope and love, as well as fear.Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXIX